Ground Cayenne Pepper

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About Ground Cayenne Pepper

Ingredients Cayenne Pepper
Origin India
Shelf life 24 months
Storage Condition Keep closed in a cool and dry place.
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Cayenne Pepper is a spice with a moderate hot chilli flavour, which can add heat to your dishes. This pepper intensifies the taste of the cuisines you make. Besides its spicy taste, Cayenne pepper is known as the king of medicinal herbs because it has many health benefits. Being low in calories and fats and high in vitamins, this spice can boost metabolism and reduce hunger. Therefore, Cayenne Pepper is very useful for weight loss. It’s easy to add this spice to your diet. Especially if you like hot and spicy dishes. Natural Moreish offers 100% natural Cayenne Pepper with no additives or preservatives.

General Information

Cayenne Pepper is a type of thin chilli pepper which is about 2 to 5 inches long. It is mostly red-coloured, however, green, yellow or purple varieties of Cayenne Pepper are also produced. In terms of pungency of Cayenne Pepper, they are generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. Cayenne Pepper originates in Central and South America but today it is cultivated in most subtropical and tropical regions of the world including: India, East Africa, Mexico and the United States. Although it is not rare to find recipes that use Cayenne Pepper in its natural form, but Cayenne Pepper is more popular in its dried and ground form as a spice.

Health Benefits

Cayenne Pepper is high in nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese and flavonoids. Because of this, Cayenne pepper has numerous benefits for the body. It can help digestion, relieve upset stomach and stop diarrhea. Moreover, it improves poor circulation in heart, lowers high cholesterol and prevents from developing heart disease. Research indicates that Cayenne Pepper can be effective as a remedy for migraines and other types of headaches. Last but not least, Cayenne Pepper can boost metabolism and as a result promotes weight loss.

Delicious Ways to Use Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is generally used as a spice in recipes to add a spicy kick. It works well with egg dishes such as omelettes or with different types of cooked meats. It can add a spicy flavour when used in the dusting flour for frying chicken, fish and vegetables. The taste of any stews, casseroles and sauces can be elevated using a pinch of Cayenne Pepper. It can also be used as a condiment with seafoods, such as oysters, salmon and lobster. You can sprinkle Cayenne Pepper over soups to make them more delicious.

Serving and Portion Size

Generally speaking, there is no specific daily portion size recommended for consuming Cayenne Pepper, however, it is widely advised to add this delicious spice to diet in moderate doses. Although not very common, some people may feel upset stomach and irritation, sweating, flushing and runny nose after using Cayenne Pepper. Moreover, in rare cases, allergic reaction to Cayenne Pepper have been reported. Furthermore, it is recommended to stop using cayenne pepper at least two weeks before a scheduled operation because it may cause an increase in bleeding during and after surgery. As a rule of thumb, people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are advised to avoid spicy foods and therefore, they should exclude Cayenne pepper from their diet.


When properly stored, Cayenne Pepper can maintain its quality for up to 3 years. It is recommended to keep Cayenne pepper in a cool, dark place away from sun. Moreover, the container used for storing Cayenne Pepper should have tight-fitting lids. This way, the flavour and potency of Cayenne Pepper will be best preserved. Finally, like most spices, storing Cayenne Pepper in the refrigerator can maximize its shelf life.

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